Teaching Children About Bible Miracles – Jesus Heals The Demon Possessed Man

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Teaching children about the Bible miracles is important because it helps them to see how nothing is impossible for God.  If God can do miracles in the Bible, He can do them in our children’s lives today.  Here is an easy way to do that interactively.

Today let’s focus on a Bible miracle from the book of Luke:  Jesus heals a demon possessed man. (Luke 4:33-36; Mark 1:23, 24)

Jesus was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath.  The Sabbath was a day in which the religious leaders of the day said that no work could be done.  But this didn’t stop Jesus when He could help someone.

Ask the children…

What did the demon inside the possessed man cry out to Jesus?

“’Go away! Why are you interfering with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!’” (Luke 4:34)

How did Jesus respond to the demon?

“Jesus cut him short. ‘Be quiet! Come out of the man,’ he ordered. At that, the demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it came out of him without hurting him further.” (Luke 4:35)

How did the onlookers respond? 

“Amazed, the people exclaimed, “What authority and power this man’s words possess! Even evil spirits obey him, and they flee at his command!” (Luke 4:36)

Jesus had power not only over this world, but over the unseen spirit world.  He used His power to deliver this man from an evil spirit.  Even this spirit knew who Jesus really was.

When the unclean spirit comes in contact with the Holy Christ, the demon recoils at this holiness.  The same is true today, when we come in contact with evil and Jesus is living inside of us, the evil is repelled by the presence of Christ.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page. 

 

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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.

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